SD Mayor Orders Vacant City Properties Be Made Available for COVID-19 Patients

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer Wednesday ordered that all vacant and surplus city properties be made available to accommodate an “expected surge” in COVID-19 patients, with hopes of preventing hospitals from becoming overwhelmed.

Faulconer said city recreation centers, libraries and parking lots were examples of unused properties that should be utilized to shoulder the burden placed upon hospitals as part of an “all-hands-on-deck approach” toward COVID-19.

The properties could be used for field hospitals or locations to conduct testing, Faulconer said.

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